Borough of Pottstown, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this Part for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1740, 6/14/1993, § 1; by Ord. 1762, 12/30/1993, § 1; by Ord. 1787, 12/12/1994, § 1; by Ord. 1798, 4/10/1995; by Ord. 1806, 6/12/1995; by Ord. 1818, 12/11/1995; by Ord. 1820, 1/15/1996; by Ord. 1831, 9/9/1996, § 1; by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1996, §§ 3, 4; by Ord. 1850, 5/12/1997, §§ 1, 2; by Ord. 1863, 5/11/1998, § 4; by Ord. 1869, 9/14/1998, § 1; by Ord. 1881, 2/9/1999, § 1; by Ord. 1887, 4/12/1999, § 1; by Ord. 1889, 6/14/1999; by Ord. 1896, 9/13/1999, § 2; by Ord. 1924, 9/10/2001, § 2; by Ord. 1963, 4/14/2003; § 1; by Ord. 1969, 9/8/2003, § 2; by Ord. 1983, 6/14/2004, § 2; by Ord. 1988, 12/29/2004, § 1; by Ord. 2006, 10/11/2005, § 2; by Ord. 2021, 5/8/2006; by Ord. 2023, 6/12/2006; by Ord. 2025, 7/10/2006; by Ord. 2028, 9/11/2006; by Ord. 2030, 10/10/2006; and by Ord. 2040, 5/14/2007]
Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
1. 
Generally, no parking or standing:
[Amended by Ord. 2124, 6/9/2014; and by Ord. 2126, 8/11/2014]
A. 
Within 30 feet of a traffic signal, stop sign or yield sign.
B. 
Within 25 feet of the bisect line of an intersection not controlled by one of the above.
C. 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
D. 
In a bus stop.
E. 
On a sidewalk; in or on a painted crosswalk.
F. 
In a fire lane.
G. 
Obstructing access to a driveway or garage.
H. 
Double parking or obstructing a roadway/traffic-way/bike lane.
I. 
Upon a bridge or within a tunnel.
J. 
Where official signs prohibit parking, stopping, or standing.
K. 
During street sweeping hours.
L. 
Parked facing the wrong direction (includes back-in angle, wrong side of street and wrong way on one-way street).
M. 
Parked within 20 feet of a painted crosswalk.
N. 
Not parked within 12 inches of the curb.
2. 
Specifically. Parking shall be prohibited in the following specific locations at all times:
[Amended by Ord. 2075, 5/10/2010; by Ord. 2103, 12/10/2012; by Ord. 2120, 1/13/2014; by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015; and by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Street
Side
Between
Adams Street
Both
High Street and Queen Street
Adams Street
Both
Prospect Street and Terrace Lane
Adams Street
East
High Street and Beech Street
Adams Street
West
Chestnut Street and a point 50 feet north
Adams Street
West
Chestnut Street and a point 50 feet south
Adams Street
West
King Street and a point 50 feet north and south
Adams Street
West
Wilson Street and a point 50 feet north
Adams Street
West
A school district driveway and a point 50 feet south
Alley parallel to and between Beech Street and Lincoln Street
North
Evans Street and a point 145 feet east
Alley parallel to and between Beech Street and Lincoln Street
South
Evans Street and Hale Street
Alley parallel to and between fourth and Fifth Streets
North
Johnson Street and a point 78 feet west
Alley parallel to and between Fourth and Fifth Streets
South
Johnson Street and a point 67 feet west
Alley parallel to and between Franklin and Washington Streets
Both
South Street and Cherry Street
Alley parallel to and between Hanover and Penn Streets
East
Beech Street and Walnut Street
Alley parallel to and between Hanover and Penn Streets
West
Walnut Street and a point 60 feet south of Beech Street
Alley parallel to and between High Street and King Street
Both
Hanover Street and York Street
Alley parallel to and between High Street and King Street
South
Manatawny Street and Van Buskirk Alley
Alley parallel to and between Third and Fourth Streets
North
State Street and a point 40 feet east
Alley parallel to and between Third and Fourth Streets
South
State Street and Johnson Street
Alley parallel to and between Third and Second Streets
North
York Street and a point 160 feet west
Alley parallel to and between Third and Second Streets
South
York Street and a point 25 feet west; Manatawny Street and a point 155 feet east
Alley parallel to and immediately west of York Street
Both
High Street and King Street
Alley parallel to High Street and between High and Queen Streets
North
Keim Street and a point 58 feet east
Alley parallel to High Street and between High and Queen Streets
South
Keim Street and a point 45 feet east
Alley running north and south from King Street to Chestnut Street
Both
Lesher Alley and Street
Apple Alley
Both
Keim Street and a point 150 feet west
Apple Alley
Both
Mt. Vernon Street and a point 100 feet east
Apple Alley
Both
Union Street and Adams Street
Apple Street
Both
Franklin Street and Washington Street
Apple Street
South
Evans Street and a point 76 feet east
Armand Hammer Boulevard
Both
High Street to south Borough line
Bailey Street
East
High Street and Chestnut Street
Beech Street
North
Alley east of Highland Avenue and Rosedale Drive
Beech Street
North
Charlotte Street and a point 50 feet west and 45 feet east
Beech Street
North
Franklin Street and a point 50 feet east and west
Beech Street
North
Grant Street and a point 50 feet east and 45 feet west
Beech Street
North
Hanover Street and a point 70 feet east
Beech Street
North
Hanover Street to Penn Street
Beech Street
North
Johnson Street and a point 30 feet east and west
Beech Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
North
Roland Street and Jackson Street
Beech Street
North
Sheridan Street and a point 28 feet west and 25 feet east
Beech Street
North
Warren Street and a point 58 feet west and 60 feet east
Beech Street
North
York Street and a point 70 feet east and 45 feet west
Beech Street
South
Alley east of Highland Avenue
Beech Street
South
Alley west of Rosedale Drive
Beech Street
South
Jackson Street and Roland Street
Beech Street
South
Thomas Street and Manatawny Street
Berks Street
East
High Street and Glasgow Street
Berks Street
West
Glasgow Street to a point 138 feet south
Berks Street
West
High Street and King Street
Boone Court
Both
West King Street and West Buttonwood Street
Bringhurst Alley
Both
Evans Street and Charlotte Street
Bringhurst Alley
Both
Washington Street and a point 100 feet west
Buttonwood Alley
Both
Franklin Street and Adams Street
Buttonwood Alley
Southwest
King Street and Charlotte Street
Buttonwood Street
Both
A point 50 feet west of Myrtle Street and a point 50 feet east of Scott Street
Center Avenue
North
Keim Street and a point 100 feet east
Center Avenue
North
Price Street and Cherry Street
Center Avenue
South
A point 83 feet east of Keim Street and Moser Road
Charlotte Street
East
Beech Street and a point 65 feet north
Charlotte Street
East
Beech Street and a point 60 feet south of King Street
Charlotte Street
East
Diamond Street and a point 40 feet south and 20 feet north
Charlotte Street
East
For 210 feet beginning 190 feet from north property line of East Street and continuing to north limit of Grace Lutheran Church parking lot
Charlotte Street
East
From a point 65 feet south of Gay Street projected and a point 52 feet south
Charlotte Street
East
Industrial Highway and Cherry Street
Charlotte Street
East
Jefferson Avenue and a point 50 feet south
Charlotte Street
East
A point 160 feet south of King Street and South Street
Charlotte Street
East
Nightingale Street and a point 65 feet south and 45 feet north
Charlotte Street
East
Prospect Street and a point 170 feet south of Grace Street
Charlotte Street
East
St. John Street and a point 40 feet south and 20 feet north
Charlotte Street
East
Third Street and a point 60 feet south
Charlotte Street
East
Wilson Street and a point 150 feet south
Charlotte Street
West
Amanda Smith Drive and Industrial Highway
Charlotte Street
West
High Street and a point 140 feet south
Charlotte Street
West
Mervine Street and High Street
Cherry Street
North
Charlotte Street and a point 127 feet east
Cherry Street
North
Mt. Vernon Street and end of Rupert Public School playground area
Cherry Street
South
Charlotte Street and a point 125 feet east
Chestnut Street
Both
Manatawny Street and a point 50 feet east
Chestnut Street
North
Grant Street to a point 48 feet west
Chestnut Street
North
Penn Street and a point 75 feet east
Chestnut Street
South
Grant Street to a point 62 feet west
Chestnut Street
South
York Street and a point 75 feet east
Circle of Progress[1]
Inside Circle
Entire length
College Drive
Both
Hanover Street and High Street
Cross Street
North
Madison Street and South Street
Cross Street
South
Madison Street and Keim Street
Custer Court
Both
W. King Street and W. Buttonwood Street
Dale Place
Both
High Street and Buttonwood Street
East Street
North
Charlotte Street and a point 56 feet east
East Street
North
Franklin Street and Evans Street
East Street
South
Charlotte Street and a point 56 feet west
Eden Street
East
High Street and a point 37 feet south
Eden Street
West
High Street and South Street
Eighth Street
North
Farmington Avenue and State Street
Eighth Street
South
46 feet east and west of York Street
Evans Street
Both
Industrial Highway and Laurel Street
Evans Street
East
Laurel Street and Lincoln Avenue
Evans Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
Evans Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
West
Lincoln Avenue and a point 48 feet south of Oak Street
Evans Street
West
South curbline of New Street extended and a point 50 feet north
Evans Street
West
South Street and a point 50 feet south
Farmington Avenue
East
Hanover Street and north Borough line
Farmington Avenue
West
Hanover Street and West Street
Franklin Street
East
Chestnut Street and Industrial Highway
Franklin Street
East
Jefferson Avenue and Lincoln Avenue
Franklin Street
East
West Street and a point 83 feet north
Franklin Street
West
Cherry Street and a point 62.2 feet north
Franklin Street
West
Grace Street to a point 35 feet south
Franklin Street
West
High Street and a point 185 feet north
Franklin Street
West
Industrial Highway and a point 96 feet north thereof
Franklin Street
West
A point 30 feet north of the stop sign at Lincoln Avenue to a point 65 feet south of Lincoln Avenue
Franklin Street
West
South Street and a point 30 feet north
Gabel Avenue
East
High Street and King Street
Glasgow Street
East
Berks Street and a point 30 feet north
Glasgow Street
East
A point 60 feet south of Berks Street to a point 80 feet north of Berks Street
Glasgow Street
East
Prince Street and Walnut Street
Glasgow Street
West
Elm Street and Anthony Wayne Drive
Grace Street
North
Washington Street to a point 57 feet west
Grant Street
East
Chestnut Street to a point 32 feet north
Grant Street
West
Chestnut Street to a point 47 feet north
Grove Street
North
Roland Street and Price Street
Hale Street
East
Beech Street and Lincoln Avenue
Hanover Street
East
Chestnut Street and a point 40 feet north thereof
Hanover Street
East
East Street and a point 30 feet north and south
Hanover Street
East
Grace Street and a point 138 feet south
Hanover Street
East
Industrial Highway and Queen Street
Hanover Street
East
From a point 63 feet south of Jefferson Avenue to a point 40 feet north of Jefferson Avenue
Hanover Street
East
Mervine Street and Master Street
Hanover Street
East
Oak Street and a point 30 feet north and south
Hanover Street
East
Queen Street to a point 45 feet north
Hanover Street
East
Third Street to a point 25 feet north thereof
Hanover Street
East
West Street and a point 30 feet north and south
Hanover Street
East
Wilson Street and a point 47 feet south
Hanover Street
West
Chestnut Street and a point 40 feet south thereof
Hanover Street
West
High Street and a point 100 feet north
Hanover Street
West
Industrial Highway and High Street
Hanover Street
West
A point 127 feet south of Jefferson Avenue and a point 282 feet north of East Street
Hanover Street
West
Third Street and Fourth Street
Hanover Street
West
Wilson Street and a point 75 feet north
High Street
North
Cedar Street and a point 60 feet east thereof
High Street
North
East Borough line and a point 50 feet west of Rosedale Drive
High Street
North
Edgewood Street and a point 60 feet east thereof
High Street
North
Green Street and a point 60 feet east and 50 feet west thereof
High Street
North
Northwest corner of the High Street and Hanover Street intersection to a point 130 feet west
High Street
North
West side of Hill School Drive driveway to a point 50 feet west thereof
High Street
North
Keim Street and a point 250 feet east thereof
High Street
North
Keim Street and a point 350 feet west thereof
High Street
North
Madison Street and a point 310 feet east thereof
High Street
North
Manatawny Street and a point 138 feet east
High Street
North
A point 268 feet west of Montgomery Street and a point 25 feet east thereof (Hill School Drive)
High Street
North
A point 100 feet east of Perry Street and Manatawny Street
High Street
North
Price Street and a point 75 feet east thereof
High Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
North
Roland Street and a point 190 feet west thereof
High Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
High Street
North
West Borough line and a point 100 feet west of Perry Street
High Street
North
Between a point 195 feet east of York Street to a point 276 feet east of York Street
High Street
South
Bailey Street and a point 148 feet east
High Street
South
A point 94 feet east of Charlotte Street, east 40 feet
High Street
South
East Borough line to Rosedale Drive
High Street
South
Eden Street and a point 32 feet west and 76 feet east thereof
High Street
South
A point 214 feet east of Franklin Street east 56 feet
High Street
South
Keim Street and a point 285 east thereof
High Street
South
Keim Street and a point 290 feet west thereof
High Street
South
Madison Street and a point 260 feet east thereof
High Street
South
West side of McDonald's Drive and a point 130 feet west thereof
High Street
South
Montgomery Street and a point 90 feet west and 73 feet east thereof
High Street
South
Mt. Vernon Street and a point 60 feet west and 50 feet east thereof
High Street
South
Price Street and a point 60 feet west and 50 feet east thereof
High Street
South
Roland Street and a point 50 feet east thereof
High Street
South
Roland Street and a point 110 feet west thereof
High Street
South
West Borough line and Manatawny Street
High Street
South
A point 225 feet east of York Street and a point 330 feet east of York Street
Industrial Avenue
South
West right-of-way of Price Street and east right-of-way of Price Street
Industrial Highway
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
Industrial Highway
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
North
Moser Road and Charlotte Street
Industrial Highway
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
South
Hanover Street and Moser Road
Jackson Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
North
Adams Street and Beech Street
Jackson Street
South
Adams Street to Beech Street
Jefferson Avenue
North
Spruce Street and a point 30 feet east and west
Jefferson Avenue
South
Hanover Street and Charlotte Street
Johnson Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
Johnson Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
East
Beech Street and Second Street
Johnson Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
West
Eighth Street and Second Street
Keim Street
East
Center Avenue and a point 35 feet north
Keim Street
East
Center Avenue and Industrial Highway
Keim Street
East
Queen Street and a point 30 feet north and south
Keim Street
East
Rambler Avenue and Apple Alley
Keim Street
West
North Borough line and Industrial Highway
King Street
Both
Myrtle Street and Scott Street
King Street
North
Berks Street and a point 160 feet east
King Street
North
Charlotte Street and a point 39 feet west and 183 feet east
King Street
North
Franklin Street and a point 60 feet west and 116 feet east
King Street
North
Hanover Street and a point 48 feet west and 145 feet east
King Street
North
Manatawny Street and a point 196 feet east
King Street
North
Manatawny Street and Route 100
King Street
North
Warren Street and a point 80 feet east
King Street
North
Warren Street and a point 72 feet west
King Street
North
York Street and a point 40 feet east and 45 feet west
King Street
South
Charlotte Street and a point 246 feet west and 60 feet east
King Street
South
Evans Street and a point 60 feet west and 32 feet east
King Street
South
A point 132 feet west of Franklin Street and a point 208 feet west
King Street
South
Hanover Street and a point 131 feet east
King Street
South
Manatawny Street and a point 131 feet east
King Street
South
Manatawny Street and a point 95 feet west of Route 100
King Street
South
Washington Street and a point 50 feet east and west
Laurel Street
North
Washington Street and a point 50 feet west
Lesher Alley
Both
Penn Street and "L" Alley
Lesher Alley
South
York Street and a point 50 feet west
Lincoln Avenue
South
Franklin Street to a point 35 feet west
Locust Alley
West
Beech Street and Lincoln Avenue
Madison Street
East
High Street and Cross Street
Madison Street
West
A point 28 feet south of Cross Street and a point 20 feet south
Manatawny Street
East
High Street and north Borough line
Manatawny Street
West
Glasgow Street and a point 100 feet north
Manatawny Street
West
Glasgow Street and a point 55 feet south
Manatawny Street
West
High Street and Fifth Street
Maple Street
North
Moser Road to a point 42 feet east of Moser Road
Mervine Street
South
Charlotte Street and a point 42 feet west
Mineral Street
North
Hanover Street and Feist Avenue
Moser Road
East
High Street and a point 130 feet south
Moser Road
East
A point 98 feet south of Maple Street to a point 88 feet north of Maple Street
Moser Road
East
Queen Street and a point 70 feet north
Moser Road
East
Queen Street and a point 159 feet south
Moser Road
West
High Street and Industrial Highway
Mt. Vernon Street
West
High Street and alley between High Street and Queen Street
Mt. Vernon Street
West
South Street and Cherry Street
Myrtle Street
Both
Buttonwood Street and Walnut Street
New Street
North
Franklin Street and Evans Street
New Street
South
Evans Street and 30 feet east
Nightingale Avenue
North
Charlotte Street and Evans Street
Nightingale Avenue
South
Charlotte Street and alley east
Oak Street
North
Charlotte Street and a point 56 feet west and 57 feet east
Oak Street
North
A point 51 feet east of Franklin Street and Daub Alley
Oak Street
South
Charlotte Street and a point 56 feet west
Penn Street
Both
A point 85 feet north of Third Street and Queen Street
Plum Street
Both
South Street and a point 110 feet north of South Street
Price Street
East
High Street and a point 45 feet north
Price Street
East
High Street and a point 50 feet south
Price Street
West
Cherry Street and Center Avenue
Price Street
West
High Street and a point 45 feet north
Price Street
West
Industrial Avenue and Sembling Avenue
Prospect Street
North
Evans Street and Charlotte Street
Prospect Street
South
Alley east of Charlotte Street and a point 83 feet east
Prospect Street
South
Charlotte Street and a point 57 feet west
Queen Street
Both
Hanover Street and Evans Street
Queen Street
North
Adams Street and Madison Street
Queen Street
North
A point 140 feet west of Eden Street to a point 270 feet west of Eden Street
Queen Street
North
Moser Road and Cherry Lane
Queen Street
South
Adams Street and a point 43 feet west
Quinter Street
East
King Street and Buttonwood Alley
Race Street
Both
South Street and York Street
Reynolds Avenue
North
Farmington Avenue and a point 370 feet east of State Street
Reynolds Avenue
South
A point 284 feet west of York Street and a point 153 feet west
Rice Street
West
High Street and a point 54 feet north
Robinson Street
Both
Shoemaker Road and a point 250 feet north
Roland Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
Roland Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
East
High Street and Queen Street
Roland Street
West
Beech Street and High Street
Roland Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
West
From a point 40 feet north of South Street to a point 35 feet south of South Street
Rosedale Drive
West
High Street and a point 60 feet north
Rowan Alley
Both
Penn Street and Evans Street
Rowan Alley
South
Washington Street and a point 100 feet east
Scott Street
Both
Buttonwood Street and King Street
Shoemaker Road
East
A point 107 feet south of main curbline of Maaco Street and a point 118 feet south
South Street
Both
Hanover Street to Charlotte Street
South Street
Both
Hanover Street and western terminus of South Street
South Street
North
Cross Street and a point 280 feet east
South Street
North
Eden Street and a point 25 feet west
South Street
South
Keim Street and a point 84 feet west
South Street
South
A point 153 feet east of Price Street and a point 210 feet east of Price Street
State Street
East
Third Street and north Borough line
State Street
West
Eighth Street and a point 30 feet north and south
State Street
West
Fifth Street and a point 30 feet north and south
State Street
West
Reynolds Avenue and a point 165 feet north of Tenth Street
State Street
West
Seventh Street and a point 30 feet north and south
State Street
West
Sixth Street and a point 30 feet north and south
Sunset Drive
North
Armand Hammer Boulevard and a point 120 feet west thereof
Sunset Drive
South
Queen Street and Armand Hammer Boulevard
Thomas Street
East
Beech Street and Lincoln Avenue
Third Street
North
Hanover Street and Charlotte Street
Third Street
South
Hanover Street and Penn Street
Third Street Alley
South
Charlotte Street and a point 150 feet west
Union Alley
Both
Grant Street and Adams Street
Union Alley
North
Charlotte Street and a point 72 feet east
Union Alley
North
Evans Street and a point 35 feet west
Union Alley
South
Charlotte Street and Franklin Street
Union Alley
South
Manatawny Street and York Street
Union Alley
South
Penn Street and Charlotte Street
Union Street
West
Entire length
Upland Street
South
Manatawny Street and a point 456 feet east
Walnut Street
North
A point 254 feet west of Hanover Street and 41 feet west
Walnut Street
North
Warren Street and a point 185 feet east
Walnut Street
South
Glasgow Street and a point 30 feet east
Walnut Street
South
York Street and a point 49 feet west
Warren Street
East
High Street and Beech Street
Warren Street
East
Lincoln Avenue and a point 40 feet south
Warren Street
West
Washington Hill Road and Beech Street
Washington Street
East
From a point 35 feet south of Clay Street to a point 45 feet north of Clay Street
Washington Street
East
From the high school parking lot to Wilson Street
Washington Street
East
Industrial Highway and a point 29 feet north of Laurel Street
Washington Street
East
Prospect Street and a point 50 feet north and 66 feet south
Washington Street
East
From a point 64 feet south of Prospect Street to a point 48 feet north of Prospect Street
Washington Street
East
From a point 30 feet south of South Street to a point 25 feet north of Jefferson Avenue
Washington Street
West
Chestnut Street and a point 40 feet south thereof
Washington Street
West
High Street and Industrial Highway
West Street
Both
Farmington Avenue and Willow Street
West Street
North
Hale Street and a point 45 feet west
West Street
North
Warren Street and a point 150 feet west
West Street
South
Warren Street and a point 80 feet west
Wilson Street
North
Rosedale Drive to a point 42 feet east and a point 42 feet west thereof
Wilson Street
South
Adams Street and a point 100 feet west
Wilson Street
South
Farmington Avenue and a point 50 feet east of Washington Street
York Street
Both
High Street to railroad tracks
York Street
East
Beech Street and a point 57 feet south
York Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
East
Eighth Street and Farmington Avenue
York Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
York Street
East
Third Street and 30 feet north and south
York Street
East
Walnut Street and a point 75 feet north
York Street
West
Eighth Street to a point 45 feet south
York Street
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
West
High Street and Beech Street
[1]
Editor's Note: This provision was enacted by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015, which ordinance prohibits parking only on the interior part of the circle; parking is allowed on the exterior part of the circle.
[Ord. 2036, 2/12/2007]
1. 
No person shall park or leave unattended a vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner or other person in control or possession of the property, except in the case of emergency or disablement of the vehicle, in which case the operator shall arrange for the removal of the vehicle as soon as possible and in addition shall notify the Pottstown Police Department of all relevant information, including the conditions causing the emergency or disablement.
2. 
The owner or other person in charge or possession of any property on which a vehicle is parked or left unattended in violation of the provisions of this section may have the vehicle removed by a licensed towing service at the reasonable expense of the owner of the vehicle. Such person who removes a vehicle left parked or unattended in violation of the provisions of this section shall have a lien against the owner of the vehicle, in the amount of the reasonable value of the costs of removing the vehicle.
3. 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to private parking lots unless such lots are posted to notify the public of any parking restrictions and the operator of the vehicle violates such posted restrictions. For the purposes of this section, "private parking lot" means a parking lot open to the public or used for parking without charge or a parking lot used for parking with charge.
[Ord. 2054, 11/10/2008]
No person shall park or store a motor vehicle or equipment on blocks, ramps, jacks, stands, or any other method of elevating the vehicle or equipment above the road surface upon any public street, alley or right-of-way.
[Ord. 2054, 11/10/2008]
No person shall use any type of cones, garbage cans, chairs, or other object to block parking spaces or reserve parking spaces in any public street or alley in order to prevent or restrict parking in those spaces or for any other purpose.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1782, 11/14/1994, § 1; by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1996, § 5; by Ord. 1850, 5/12/1997, § 3; by Ord. 1903, 8/14/2000; by Ord. 1951, 10/15/2002, § 1; by Ord. 1970, 12/8/2003, § 1; by Ord. 1988, 12/29/2004, § 2; and by Ord. 2040, 5/14/2007]
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations at all times on the days and between the hours indicated in this section, as follows:
Street
Side
Between
Days and Hours
Baptist Church lot
[Repealed by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
Beech Street
North
Evans Street and a point 62 feet west
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Beech Street
North
Hanover Street and a point 100 feet west
Sundays only
Charlotte Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Chestnut Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Chestnut Street
North
Penn Street and a point 165 feet west
At all times, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Evans Street
West
Oak Street and a point 48 feet south
At all times, except Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Franklin Street
East
Beech Street and Chestnut Street
At all times, except Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Franklin Street
East
Lincoln Avenue and Beech Street
At all times, except Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Franklin Street
East
A point 282 feet north of West Street and a point 828 feet north of West Street
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Franklin Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Franklin Street
West
Walnut Street and Rowan Alley
Sundays only
Hanover Street
West
Fourth Street and a point 127 feet south of Jefferson Street
At all times, except Sundays
High Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Jefferson Avenue
North
Adams Street and a point 125 feet west
Sundays only
Laurel Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Madison Street
East
Cross Street and a point 45 feet south
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Manatawny Street
West
A point 65 feet south of the southwest corner of Manatawny and Glasgow Streets to a point 333 feet north of the northwest corner of Manatawny and Spring Streets
Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (except for Sundays and holidays)
Morris Street
South
A point 190 feet east of Mintzer Street and a point 322 feet east of Mintzer Street
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Municipal Parking Lot King Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
North Adams Street
West
Jefferson Avenue and a point 115 feet north
Sundays only
Queen Street
South
40 feet west of Neapco driveway and 10 feet east of Neapco Drive
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at all times
Rosedale Street
West
A point 50 feet north of Wilson Street and a point 205 feet north of Wilson Street
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
South Street
South
Evans Street and a point 345 feet east
At all times, except Sundays and holidays
Trinity Lot
Entire lot
Sunday, 12:01 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
Walnut Street
South
A point 100 feet west of North Adams Street to a point 130 feet west
Sunday only
Walnut Street
South
Warren Street and a point 65 feet west
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Wilson Street
South
Mount Vernon Street and Highland Road
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
York Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1805, 5/8/1995; and by Ord. 2054, 11/10/2008]
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or to allow to remain parked, any truck, truck tractor, bus or other vehicle having a registered gross weight or combination weight in excess of 14,000 pounds in a residential district, as defined by Chapter 27 hereof.
2. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or place, or to allow to remain parked or placed, any truck, bus, trailer, motor home, boat, equipment, storage container, waste container or dumpster, recreational vehicle or other similar type vehicle or equipment within 75 feet of any intersection, including alley intersections, or within any of the prohibited areas set forth in § 402, Subsection 1, of this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1737, 5/10/1993; by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 1; by Ord. 1818, 12/11/1995; by Ord. 1850, 5/12/1997, §§ 4, 5; by Ord. 1863, 5/11/1998, § 4; by Ord. 1896, 9/13/1999, § 3; by Ord. 1918, 4/9/2001, § 1; by Ord. 1951, 10/15/2002, § 2; by Ord. 1963, 4/14/2003, §§ 2, 3; by Ord. 1969, 9/8/2003, § 3; by Ord. 1988, 12/29/2004, § 3; by Ord. 2015, 1/9/2006; by Ord. 2025, 7/10/2006; and by Ord. 2030, 10/10/2006]
No person shall park a vehicle, or allow it to remain parked, for longer than the time indicated, in any of the following locations, at any time on the days and between the hours indicated:
Street
Side
Location
Days & Hours
Beech Street
North
A point 49 feet east of Charlotte Street to a point 149 feet east of Charlotte Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Beech Street
North
A point 60 feet west of Charlotte Street to a point 120 feet west of Charlotte Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Beech Street
North
From a point 45 feet east of York Street to a point 105 feet east of York Street
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Charlotte Street
East
From a point 33 feet north of East Street to a point 74 feet north of East Street
12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (30-minute limit)
Charlotte Street
East
From a point 54 feet north of Oak Street to a point 114 feet north of Oak Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Charlotte Street
East
From King Street to Buttonwood Alley
6:00 a.m. to Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Charlotte Street
West
From Queen Street to Shop & Park lot driveway
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Fridays (3-hour limit)
Chestnut Street
South
From a point 25 feet east of York Street to a point 67 feet east of York Street
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (20-minute limit)
East Street
North
From a point 25 feet west of Charlotte Street to a point 125 feet west of Charlotte Street
12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (30-minute limit)
Evans Street
West
Queen Street to King Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Fridays (3-hour limit)
Hanover Street
[Amended by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
Both
High Street to King Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Fridays (3-hour limit)
Hanover Street
East
From a point 45 feet north of Queen Street to a point 237 feet north of Queen Street
At all times (15-minute limit)
High Street
Both
Manatawny Street to Bailey Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Fridays (3-hour limit)
High Street
North
From a point 98 feet west of right-of-way line of Madison Street to a point 269 feet west of right-of-way line of Madison Street
8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (20-minute limit)
High Street
South
Bailey Street and a point 200 feet west of Madison Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Fridays (3-hour limit)
High Street
South
From a point 58 feet west of Madison Street to a point 200 feet west of Madison Street
8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (20-minute limit)
Keim Street
East
From a point 25 feet south of the alley between High Street and Queen Street to a point 132 feet south of the alley
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
King Street
Both
From Manatawny Street to Franklin Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 6:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on Fridays (3-hour limit)
Madison Street
West
A point 33 feet south of High Street to a point 73 feet south of High Street
8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (20-minute limit)
Montgomery Street
[Repealed by Ord. 2120, 1/13/2014]
Moser Road
East
From a point 71 feet north of Queen Street to a point 212 feet north of Queen Street
At all times (2-hour limit)
North York Street
East
From a point 25 feet north of Buttonwood Alley to a point 45 feet north of Buttonwood Alley
30-minute limit every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Oak Street
North
From a point 25 feet west of Charlotte Street to a point 102 feet west of Charlotte Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Oak Street
[Added by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
North
A point 25 feet west of Hanover Street to a point 88 feet west of Hanover Street
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (six-hour limit)
Oak Street
South
A point 25 feet east of Charlotte Street to a point 125 feet east of Charlotte Street
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (30-minute limit)
Oak Street
South
From a point 95 feet west of Charlotte Street to a point 135 feet west of Charlotte Street
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
Queen Street
South
From a point 390 feet west of Madison Street to a point 568 feet west of Madison Street
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (2-hour limit)
Spruce Street
East
A point 249 feet north of Wilson Street to a point 349 feet north of Wilson Street
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
York Street
East
From a point 25 feet north of Beech Street to a point 65 feet north of Beech Street
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (30-minute limit)
York Street
East
From a point 25 feet south of Chestnut Street to a point 67 feet south of Chestnut Street
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday (20-minute limit)
[Repealed by Ord. 1787]
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1958, 2/10/2003, § 1; by Ord. 1988, 12/29/2004, § 4; by Ord. 2018, 3/13/2006; by Ord. 2021, 5/8/2006; by Ord. 2040, 5/14/2007; and by Ord. 2126, 8/11/2014]
The following are established as special purpose parking zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked in any such zone except as specifically provided for in that zone, or as otherwise restricted in that zone:
Street
Side
Location
Authorized Purpose of Vehicle
Days and Hours
Cherry Street
North
A point 25 feet west of Mount Vernon Street to a point 325 feet west of Mount Vernon Street
School car line
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except car line
Franklin Street
East
A point 25 feet north of Grace Street to a point 200 feet north of Grace Street
School buses
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except school buses
Franklin Street
East
A point 102 feet south of Grace Street to a point 162 feet south of Grace Street
Pottstown School District Administration Building
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Grace Street
North
A point 42 feet east of Franklin Street to a point 150 feet east of Franklin Street
School buses
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except school buses
Hanover Street
East
A point 25 feet north of Beech Street to a point 25 feet south of Third Street
School buses
No parking 2:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except school buses
Laurel Street
[Added by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
South
From Washington Street to Franklin Street
Commercial deliveries, loading and unloading
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Madison Street
West
A point 89 feet north of Queen Street to a point 149 feet north of Queen Street
Parking for postal vehicles
All times
Mount Vernon Street
West
A point 42 feet north of Cherry Street to a point 122 feet north of Cherry Street
School buses
Rosedale Drive
West
A point 51 feet north of Wilson Street to a point 205 feet north of Wilson Street
School buses
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except school buses
South Street
South
Mount Vernon Street to a point 200 feet west thereof
School buses
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except school buses
Walnut Street
North
A point 27 feet west of Penn Street to a point 67 feet west of Penn Street
Pottstown School District Administration Building
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Washington Street
West
A point 42 feet north of Grace Street to a point 25 feet south of Mineral Street
School car line
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except car line
West Walnut Street
North
A point 479 feet west of Berks Street to a point 635 feet west of Berks Street
School buses
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except school buses
West Walnut Street
North
A point 25 feet west of Ryan Street to a point 40 feet east of Glasgow Street
School car line
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., except car line
York Street
West
A point 52 feet north of Eighth Street to a point 200 feet north of Eighth Street
School buses
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except school buses
[Ord. 2054, 11/10/2008]
In order to ensure access to parking spaces on public streets, including alleys, all vehicles and equipment must be moved or removed periodically in accordance with the following regulations:
A. 
Seasonal vehicles and equipment.
(1) 
Summer seasonal-use vehicles and equipment are permitted to occupy a parking space on any public street between the dates of April 15 and October 15, provided that the vehicle or equipment is removed from the parking space at least twice for a period of not less than 24 hours each during every month:
(a) 
Camping trailers, motor homes, or recreational vehicles;
(b) 
Boats and other watercraft and trailers used for watercraft, regardless of whether a boat or watercraft is stored on the trailer;
(c) 
Trailers used to transport or store vehicles, animals, tools or equipment;
(d) 
Racing vehicles, including cars, trucks, dragsters, stock cars, quarter midgets and go-carts;
(e) 
Equipment used for construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, roads and vegetation; and
(f) 
Other items generally considered summer seasonal use or purpose.
(2) 
Any vehicle, trailer or piece of equipment not generally considered summer seasonal use or purpose is not permitted to be placed on any public street or alley between the dates of April 15 and October 15 for more than four days in any thirty-day period.
(3) 
Winter seasonal-use vehicles and equipment are permitted to occupy a parking space on any public street between the dates of October 15 and April 15, provided that they are removed from the parking space at least twice for a period of not less than 24 hours each during every month:
(a) 
Snowplows and other snow-removal equipment;
(b) 
Winter recreational vehicles and equipment;
(c) 
Trailers used to transport snow-removal equipment or winter recreational vehicles and equipment; and
(d) 
Other items generally considered winter seasonal use or purpose.
(4) 
Any vehicle, trailer or piece of equipment not generally considered winter seasonal use or purpose is not permitted to be placed on any public street or alley between the dates of October 15 and April 15 for more than four days in any thirty-day period.
B. 
Nonseasonal vehicles and equipment.
(1) 
Storage containers and trash containers/dumpsters may be placed upon any public street or alley at any time during the year in compliance with the regulations of this Part if the person(s) responsible for the container has first obtained a permit from the Borough and has paid the necessary permit fee.
(a) 
The permit application must provide the exact location of the container/dumpster and the time period in which it will be located on a public street or alley, both of which will require review and approval of the Borough Police Department prior to the issuance of a permit.
(2) 
Trailers and other equipment used for business operations by contractors, plumbers, landscapers, and other similar uses may be positioned in a legal parking space at any time during the year, provided that the trailers or other equipment be removed a minimum of two times per week.
[Added by Ord. 2164, 3/13/2017]
The following are established as special restricted parking zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked in any such zone except as specifically provided for in that zone, or as otherwise restricted in that zone.
Location
Authorized Purpose of Parking
Days and Hours
Borough Hall parking lot (100 High Street)
Restricted for Borough Hall business only
At all times
Security Plaza parking lot (east side)
Restricted for 100 High Street business only (permit required)
From a point 80 feet north of the railroad tracks to a point 107 feet north of the railroad tracks
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Security Plaza parking lot (north side)
Restricted for 100 High Street business only (permit required)
From a point 177 feet east of York Street to a point 259 feet east of York Street and from a point 326 feet east of York Street to a point 453 feet east of York Street
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Security Plaza parking lot (south side)
Restricted for police vehicles only
From a point 10 feet west of the northeast corner sidewalk of the Security Plaza Building to a point 102 feet west thereof
At all times
Security Plaza parking lot (southeast side)
Restricted for police vehicles only
From a point 10 feet south of the northeast corner sidewalk of the Security Plaza Building to a point 20 feet south thereof
At all times
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1879, 1/4/1999, § 1; by Ord. 1963, 4/14/2003, § 4; by Ord. 1978, 4/12/2004, § 2; by Ord. 2061, 4/13/2009, § 2; and by Ord. 2134, 3/9/2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle (other than a pedalcycle) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of any street, except that standing or parking for the purpose of loading or unloading persons or property shall be permitted on the following named streets, and for no longer than necessary for loading or unloading.
Street
Location
Adams Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Jackson Street
Beech Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Evans Street
Beech Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Hanover Street
Beech Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Washington Street
Buttonwood Alley
East and north side, between King Street and Charlotte Street
Charlotte Street
East side, from a point 50 feet south of High Street to a point 130 feet south of High Street
Charlotte Street
East side, from a point 152 feet south of King Street to a point 226 feet south of King Street
Charlotte Street
East side, from a point 164 feet north of Nightingale Street to a point 228 feet north of Nightingale Street
Charlotte Street
Northeast comer of intersection with Jefferson Avenue
Hanover Street
East side, from High Street to a point 121 feet north of High Street
Hanover Street
East side, from a point 285 feet south of Jefferson Avenue to a point 309 feet south of Jefferson Avenue
Hanover Street
Northwest corner of intersection with High Street
Hanover Street
Southwest corner of intersection with Chestnut Street
Hanover Street
Southwest corner of intersection with Diamond Street
High Street
North side, from a point 207 feet west of Beech Street to a point 253 feet west of Beech Street
High Street
Northeast corner of intersection with Edgewood Street
High Street
Northeast corner of intersection with Rosedale Drive
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Adams Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Cedar Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Charlotte Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Evans Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Franklin Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Hanover Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Madison Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Manatawny Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Parry Place
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Penn Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Price Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Rice Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Roland Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Washington Street
High Street
Northwest corner of intersection with York Street
High Street
South side, from a point 185 feet east of Franklin Street to a point 224 feet east of Franklin Street
High Street
South side, from a point 394 feet west of Keim Street to a point 442 feet west of Keim Street (Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
High Street
South side, from a point 63 feet west of Washington Street to a point 90 feet west of Washington Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Adams Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Borough Hall exit driveway
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Charlotte Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Evans Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Franklin Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Hanover Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Keim Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Manatawny Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Montgomery Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Penn Street
High Street
Southeast corner of intersection with Washington Street
King Street
North side, from a point 150 feet east of Charlotte Street to a point 180 feet east of Charlotte Street
Manatawny Street
West side, at intersection with Beech Street
Manatawny Street
West side, at intersection with Third Street
Mervine Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Washington Street
Moser Road
East side, at intersection with Center Avenue
Wilson Street
Northwest corner of intersection with Hanover Street
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1970, 12/8/2003, § 2]
1. 
Only angle parking or back-in angle parking as designated shall be permitted on the following portions of streets:
Street
Side
Between
Parking Type
High Street
North
Madison Street to York Street
Back-in angle parking
2. 
On all streets where angle parking or back-in angle parking is required, every vehicle parked at the angle shall be parked with its front, in the case of angle parking nearest the curb, or its back, in the case of back-in angle parking nearest the curb.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1740, 6/14/1993, § 2; by Ord. 1813, 10/9/1995; by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1996, § 6; by Ord. 1870, 10/12/1998, § 1; by Ord. 1896, 9/13/1999, § 4; by Ord. 1953, 11/13/2002, § 1; by Ord. 1983, 6/14/2004, § 3; by Ord. 1986, 10/12/2004, § 1; and by Ord. 2047, 12/10/2007[1]]
1. 
Purpose and Findings. The primary purpose of residential permit parking is to make every reasonable effort to accommodate residents living in areas of the Borough that have a mix of business, office and residential uses which would ordinarily result in parking restrictions that would not occur in a predominantly residential area. These restrictions include time limits and other regulations during the hours when businesses are normally open in the areas of the "Downtown" (center of town) where many business and other nonresidential uses are located. The Borough further finds that:
A. 
Certain residential areas in the Borough are subjected to commuter vehicle parking, therefore depriving the residents of those areas of spaces in which to park their own vehicles.
B. 
Those residential streets are also subjected to a high degree of commuter traffic, which substantially reduces the quality of the ambient air level.
C. 
The establishment of a parking permit program for certain affected areas should facilitate efficient movement of traffic by providing for parking preference during certain hours of the day and days of the week. Therefore, the Borough considers it to be in the interest of the people of the Borough to provide for the establishment of a residential permit parking program to insure primary access to available parking spaces by neighborhood residents and also to provide a cleaner ambient air level.
D. 
Certain older residential areas in the Borough have no parking available except on Borough-owned property. The Borough desires to attempt to provide some limited accommodation for those persons residing in the immediate vicinity of the Borough-owned property who have no available parking area.
[Added by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
E. 
Certain residential areas in the Borough near the Hill School's athletic fields are negatively impacted by the parking of patron vehicles for events on those athletic fields. In order to provide some relief to the affected residents during these events, parking will be restricted to the residents and invited guests on certain designated streets.
[Added by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
2. 
Definitions. For purposes of this section, words and terms listed in the above section, as follows, shall have the following meanings:
BONA FIDE OCCUPANCY
In good faith; without fraud — occupying; taking, keeping or holding in possession; or being an occupant.
COMMUTER VEHICLE
A motor vehicle parked in a residential area by a person not a resident of that residential area.
OFF-STREET PARKING
A parking area which is not in the right-of-way of a public street or alley, associated with any property or building within the residential permit parking area, which can accommodate one or more vehicles, regardless of whether any costs are associated with the ability to park in this area.
PARKING CATEGORY
A type of use contained within the property or building:
A. 
Category 1 is a business enterprise or professional office.
B. 
Category 2 is a resident, religious facility or nonprofit agency.
PARKING ZONE
A street or portion of a street where permanent time-limit parking restrictions have been imposed. Currently, three parking zones exist:
[Amended by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
A. 
Within the PDIDA District (defined as High Street; between York Street and Evans Street, Hanover Street, between High Street and King Street, Charlotte Street, between Queen Street and King Street).
B. 
Outside the PDIDA District (defined as High Street, between Manatawny Street and York Street, High Street, between Evans Street and Madison Street, King Street, between Manatawny Street and Franklin Street, York Street, between High Street and King Street, Hanover Street, between King Street and Beech Street, Evans Street, between Queen Street and King Street).
C. 
Borough-owned property (defined as designated parking areas on Borough-owned public parks, or other Borough property).
D. 
Borough streets utilized by patrons of the Hill School athletic fields.
[Added by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
PROPRIETOR
A person who owns or leases real estate within a residential permit area (outside the PDIDA District) of which he/she is not a resident, but who owns or manages (or designees of said person) the business enterprise, professional office, religious facility, or nonprofit agency maintained at that address. A proprietor shall be entitled to a limited number of parking spaces for that business, professional office, religious facility, or nonprofit agency.
RESIDENT
A person who owns or leases real property within a residential permit area and who maintains either a voting residence or a bona fide occupancy, or both, at that address.
RESIDENTIAL AREA
A contiguous area containing public highways or parts of public highways primarily abutted by residential property or residential and non-business property (such as schools, parks, places of worship, hospitals and nursing homes).
3. 
Criteria. The residential areas designated in Subsection 4 of this section are those deemed impacted and hence eligible for residential permit on the basis of the following criteria:
A. 
During any period between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except legal holidays, due to the mix of residential and nonresidential uses, there are a significant number of vehicles that utilize the on-street parking capacity of that area. For the purpose of this criteria, a legal parking space shall be defined as 20 linear feet.
B. 
During the same period as specified in Subsection 3A, directly above, there are significant identifiable vehicles parked (or standing) on the street in the area that are not registered in the name of a person residing in the area.
Provided: in determining that a specific area identifiable as impacted and eligible for residential permit parking is designated as a residential permit parking area, the following factors are taken into consideration:
(1) 
The local and metropolitan needs with respect to clean air and environment;
(2) 
The possibility of a reduction in total vehicle miles driven in the Borough;
(3) 
The likelihood of alleviating traffic congestion, illegal parking and related health and safety hazards;
(4) 
The proximity of public transportation to the residential area;
(5) 
The desire and need of the residents for residential permit parking and their willingness to bear the administrative costs in connection with it; and
(6) 
The need for parking in excess of the residential permit parking program in proximity to establishments located in the residential permit parking area and used by the general public for religious, health or educational purposes.
4. 
Designation of Residential Permit Parking Areas.
A. 
The following streets are designated as residential permit parking areas:
Street
Side
Location
Charlotte Street
East
Between Buttonwood Alley and King Street
Charlotte Street
West
Between Queen Alley and High Street
Evans Street
West
Between Queen Alley and King Street
Hanover Street
[Amended by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
Both
Between High Street and King Street
High Street
Both
Between Manatawny Street and Bailey Street
High Street
South
From Bailey Street to a point 200 feet west of Madison Street
King Street
Both
Between Manatawny Street and Franklin Street
Lincoln Avenue
[Added by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
Both
Between Thomas Street and Grant Street
Manatawny Street
[Added by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
West
At Second Street, the parking lot at the entrance to Memorial Park, immediately adjacent to Manatawny Street
Thomas Street
[Added by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
West
Between Lincoln Avenue and Beech Street
York Street
East
Between High Street and King Street
B. 
Signs shall be erected along the streets in each residential permit parking area, indicating the days, hours, locations, and conditions under which certain parking shall be permitted by permit only. Holders of a residential parking permit shall be permitted to park in the designated parking zone (except handicap parking spaces) in excess of three hours, except that the parking restrictions on York Street between Buttonwood Alley and King Street and Charlotte Street shall be for 30 minutes only.
C. 
In addition to the op-street areas described in Subsection 4A above, the following areas are designated as alternative parking areas as set forth below:
Residence Location
Designated Alternative Parking Area
Charlotte Street, between Queen Street and King Street
High Street between York Street and Evans Street or the Park & Shop Municipal Parking Lot
5. 
Application for Permit. Application for a residential parking permit shall be made to the Chief of Police or his designee by the person desiring the permit, who shall be only the owner or driver of a motor vehicle who is defined as a proprietor or resident and is able to demonstrate no use or availability of any off-street parking space for the vehicle to be permitted. A separate application shall be required for each motor vehicle, and each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee, set pursuant to a resolution of Borough Council. Each application shall contain the following information: the name of the owner or the driver, as the case may be, of the motor vehicle; the name of the business office or nonprofit, as the case may be; the address of the resident or the proprietor, as the case may be; the make, model, color and registration number of the motor vehicle; and the driver number as taken from the applicant's current driver's license. At the discretion of the Chief of Police or his designee, the applicant shall be required, at the time of making application, to present his driver's license and vehicle registration card. The Pottstown Police Department, in conjunction with the Borough Manager, or their authorized agent or expressly authorized designee, are hereby empowered to establish rules and regulations to effectuate the provisions of this residential permit parking section.
[Amended by Ord. 2061, 4/13/2009, § 3]
6. 
Issuance of Permit. Upon receipt of the application and permit fee, if any, and determination by the Pottstown Borough Police Department that the information upon the application shows that the applicant is entitled to a residential parking permit, the Borough shall issue to the applicant the applicable residential parking permit, which shall be valid for the appropriate applicable time period. The permit shall display the permit number, the license number(s) of the permitted vehicle(s) printed on it, as well as the expiration date and the renewal date. The permittee shall have the right to park the permitted vehicle on any public street, in any legal parking space, within the appropriate designated parking category and parking zone where the residential parking restrictions exist.
7. 
Temporary and Exempt Parking Permits. Temporary parking permits may be issued by the Borough for up to seven days (168 hours in duration), upon payment of a fee established pursuant to a resolution, to bona fide visitors of residents of a designated residential permit parking area; and exemption parking permits may be issued without payment of a fee to handicapped persons.
8. 
Responsibility of Permit Holder.
A. 
Notwithstanding any provisions of this section to the contrary, the holder of a residential parking permit shall be permitted to stand or park a motor vehicle operated by him/her in the designated residential permit parking area during those times when parking of a motor vehicle is permitted in that area. While a vehicle for which a residential parking permit has been issued is so parked, that permit is required to be displayed, hanging from the front inside rear-view mirror only, with the vehicle license numbers facing outward. Any vehicle having a mirror which cannot hold a permit must have velcro used to attach the permit to the back of the mirror (providing velcro is the vehicle owner's responsibility). If the vehicle has no inside rear-view mirror, the vehicle owner is responsible to improvise such that the permit hangs near the center of the windshield. A residential parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder a parking space within a designated residential parking area.
B. 
A residential parking permit shall not authorize its holder to stand or park a motor vehicle in any place where or at any time when stopping, standing or parking of motor vehicles is prohibited or set aside for other specified types of vehicles, nor shall the permit exempt its holder from the observance of any traffic or parking regulation other than a residential permit parking regulation or restriction in the appropriate designated residential parking area.
C. 
No person other than the permit holder whose vehicle license plate number(s) appears on the permit shall use a residential parking permit or display it on any other vehicle operated. Any such use or display by a person other than the permit holder, for the vehicle issued, shall constitute a violation of this section by the permit holder and by the person who so used or displayed the parking permit.
D. 
As a condition of the permit, the permit holder understands that any vehicle parked outside its assigned zone and displaying the wrong color permit is in violation of this section. Any permitted vehicle parked for more than three hours without displaying the proper permit is also in violation. Any permitted vehicle parked in an alternative location, without displaying the proper permit, is in violation. Any vehicle parked in the wrong area of an alternate location is in violation. Any permitted vehicle not displaying the proper permit is in violation. Any permitted vehicle not displaying the proper permit hanging from the rear-view mirror (or center of the windshield) is in violation.
E. 
It shall constitute a violation of this section for any person falsely to represent himself as eligible for a residential parking permit or to furnish false information in an application to the Chief of Police in order to obtain a residential parking permit.
9. 
Revocation of Permits. The Chief of Police or his designee shall have authority to revoke the residential parking permit of any permit holder found to be in violation of any provision of this section. Upon written notification to him of the revocation, the permit holder shall surrender the permit to the Chief of Police or his designee. Failure to do so, when so requested, shall constitute a violation of this section, provided that any person receiving such a notice may, within 10 days after the date of the notice, appeal to Borough Council for a hearing on the revocation, and the decision of Borough Council shall be final.
10. 
Permit Application Fees Established.
A. 
There are hereby established the following residential permit parking application fees, under which the residential permit parking area shall be divided into two zones: the PDIDA District Zone and Outside the PDIDA District Zone. The PDIDA District consists of High Street, from York Street to South Evans Street, Hanover Street, from High Street to King Street, and Charlotte Street, from Queen Street to King Street. The specific areas are designated by the PDIDA map, which is incorporated herein. Each zone is further divided into two categories, as follows: Category 1, business or office; and Category 2, resident or nonprofit.
(1) 
Within the PDIDA District, business or office permits shall only be available and utilized to allow monthly parking in a municipal lot at the municipal parking lot rate. For residents or nonprofits in the PDIDA District, a maximum of two permits per resident or nonprofit can be issued at the following rates:
(a) 
First permit: $1.50 per week ($78 per year).
(b) 
Second permit: $4 per week ($208 per year), or each resident or nonprofit can share one permit between a maximum of two vehicles, for one at a time.
(c) 
Visitor permits: $2.50 per day for up to four days or $15 per each consecutive seven-day period (periods longer than seven days will be charged in seven-day increments).
(d) 
Residents over age 60 will receive a 50% discount but must show proof of age and proof of residency.
(e) 
Regular residential permits must be purchased in advance in time frames of 26 weeks or 52 weeks.
(f) 
Parking permits can only be used for parking of routinely operated vehicles, not vehicles which are infrequently utilized.
(g) 
Year two: First permit will increase to $1.75 per week ($91 per year). Second permit will increase to $4.50 per week ($234 per year).
(2) 
Parking outside the PDIDA District, business or office:
(a) 
First permit: $1 per week ($52 per year).
(b) 
Each additional permit: $2 per week ($104 per year), or each business or office can share one permit between a maximum of four vehicles, for one at a time.
(c) 
Regular residential permits must be purchased in advance in time frames of 26 weeks or 52 weeks.
(d) 
Year two: First permit will increase to $1.50 per week ($78 per year). Additional permits will increase to $2.75 per week ($143 per year).
(3) 
Parking outside the PDIDA District, residence or nonprofit.
(a) 
First permit: $0.50 per week ($26 per year). Each additional permit: $1 per week ($52 per year), or each residence or nonprofit can share one permit between a maximum of two vehicles, for one at a time.
(b) 
Visitor permits: $1.50 per day for up to four days or $9 per each consecutive seven-day period. Periods longer than seven days will be charged in seven-day increments.
(c) 
Residents over age 60 will receive a 50% discount; must show proof of age and proof of residency.
(d) 
Regular residential permits must be purchased in advance in time frames of 26 weeks or 52 weeks.
(e) 
Parking permits can only be used for parking of routinely operated vehicles, not vehicles which are infrequently utilized.
(f) 
Year two: First permit will increase to $0.60 per week ($31.20 per year). Additional permits will increase to $1.25 per week ($65 per year).
(g) 
Permits for parking on Borough-owned property shall be at the same rate as fees for the area in which the property is located. For these areas, an equitable system for permitting shall be developed between the Police Department and the other Borough department overseeing that specific Borough property.
[Added by Ord. 2140, 9/14/2015]
(h) 
Permits for parking on Borough streets affected by patrons of Hill School athletic fields shall be free of charge. For these areas, an equitable system for permitting shall be developed by the Police Department.
[Added by Ord. 2153, 8/8/2016]
B. 
All future changes to residential permit parking fees established in this section shall be made, from time to time, by resolution of the Pottstown Borough Council.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall become effective immediately upon enactment. However, the specific requirements shall not take effect for enforcement purposes until July 1, 2008. Beginning February 1, 2008, any resident or proprietor, as herein defined, who wishes to participate in the newly enacted residential permit parking program as set forth in this ordinance may do so on a voluntary basis, under rules and regulations established by the Pottstown Police Department.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 4; by Ord. 1805, 5/8/1995; by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1996, § 7; by Ord. 2036, 2/12/2007; by Ord. 2054, 11/10/2008; by Ord. 2124, 6/9/2014; and by Ord. 2126, 8/11/2014]
1. 
Any person who commits a violation of § 402, Subsection 1A, B or C, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $30 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
2. 
Any person who commits a violation of § 401, Subsection 1K, or § 404, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $40 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
3. 
Any person who commits a violation in any residential parking zone pursuant to § 409 shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $30 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
4. 
Any residential parking permit holder who fails to properly display his/her residential parking permit as required by § 409, Subsection 8A, of this Part shall be required to pay an administrative charge of $5.
5. 
Any person who commits a violation of § 402, Subsection 1E, F, G or H, or § 402.1, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
6. 
Any person who commits a violation of § 405 regarding three-hour time limit parking shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $20 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
7. 
Any person who commits a violation of § 402, Subsection 1N, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $15 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
8. 
The owner or responsible party of any nonseasonal vehicle and/or equipment who commits a violation of § 406.1, Subsection B(1), upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine as follows:
A. 
The first offense will be double the amount of the daily permit fee, based on the size of the container or dumpster which has been placed on the street.
B. 
A second or subsequent offense will be triple the amount of the daily permit fee, based on the size of the container or dumpster which has been placed on the street, and may be assessed daily until a permit is obtained.
9. 
Any person who violates any other provision of this Part shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution, provided that it shall be the duty of the police officers and of parking enforcement personnel in the Borough to report to the appropriate official all violations of any provision of this Part, indicating in each case the section violated, the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation, the location where the violation took place, and any other facts that might be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation. The police officer or other person making the report shall also attach to or place upon every such vehicle notice stating that the vehicle was parked in violation of this Part. The notice shall contain instructions to the owner or driver of the vehicle that if he or she shall report to the police headquarters of the Borough of Pottstown and pay, for the use of the Borough, the sum of $25 within 20 days after the time of such notice, the same shall save the violator from prosecution and from the payment of fines and costs hereinafter provided and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days. The failure of said owner or operator to make the payment of $25 as herein provided at the police headquarters of the Borough of Pottstown within 20 days shall render the owner or operator subject to penalties as described hereinbefore for such violation of the provisions of this Part.